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Jubayer missing for over 2 months: Family


Dhaka-Jubayer Hossain, one of the nine suspected militants killed in Kalyanpur operation here on Tuesday, had been missing along with two neighbouring youths for over two months, said his family.Seeing photographs of the slain militants in newspapers and also on Facebook, family members identified Jubayer, 20, son of Abdul Qaiyum and Ayera Begum of West Maizdi in Sudharam upazila, said police super of the district Ilias Sharif.
A second year honours student of political science department at Noakhali Government College’s, Jubayer along with his cousin and next-door neighbour Bahadur went missing in mid-May last. Tuhin, another youth of their village, also remained missing for nearly five months, according to the family members.
Locals said Bahadur, the most senior among the three missing youths, had returned home from the Saudi Arabia a few months back and engaged himself in preaching Islam.
He used to provide adolescents and youths with Islamic books and even finical assistance.
Locals doubted that Bahadur influenced Jubayer and Tuhin to involve in militant acts providing money.
Following the Gulshan attack, Jubayer’s father, Abdul Qaiyum, lodged a general diary with Sudaram Model Police Station seeking his son’s whereabouts. Jubayer was the youngest among his three children.
Qaiyum said his son did not contact his family members since he went missing, and they identified him from the pictures of the slain militants posted on Facebook.
Police super Ilias Sharif said Jubayer is one of the five people from Noakhali district on the missing list prepared by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab).
On suspicion, police sent information about Jubayer to the Police Headquarters in Dhaka earlier, he added.
Additional police super AKM Johirul Islam said they are trying to trace Bahadur and Tuhin. “They might have involvement in militant acts.”
Meanwhile, Jubayer’s father and other members along with a team of Sudaram Model Police Station set out for Dhaka at noon.
DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahma said the parents of the slain militants will be taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for their further identification.
Later, the DNA tests of the deceased will be conducted with court permission, the DC added.
Nine suspected militants were killed in police firing during an operation by a special team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in the city’s Kalyanpur area early Tuesday.
The DMP released the photographs of the killed militants on its Facebook pace later at night.


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